This 4 Days Serengeti camping safari offers the best chances for budget travelers to see and experience what Serengeti has to offer. Above all, the Serengeti is the best and most visited National Parks in Tanzania. Most importantly, this 4 Days budget Serengeti camping safari includes sighting the world’s largest wildebeest migration in Serengeti national park.
However, this 4 Days budget Serengeti camping safari can change to suit your own needs and preferences depending on seasonal changes and migratory animal movements.
The accommodation facilities are budget public campsites. Therefore, visitors are sleeping in safari tents in which there are thick form mattresses and pillows. So, note that sleeping bags are missing!
Arrival day: This day you will be Picked up from the Airport to the hotel/lodge, then you will meet your Safari Guide for Briefing.
Day 1: Pick up From Hotel/Lodge in Arusha to Serengeti
After breakfast Pick up from your hotel at 07:30am then drive to Serengeti national park. On arrival, proceed to the Serengeti Wildlife lodge for lunch. In the afternoon, take a game drive in the park, The park covers 12,944km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky outcrops commonly known as Moru kopjes in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti camp.
Day 2: Serengeti Full Day Game Drive
The whole day will be spent in this amazing world known destination. After the breakfast proceed for a game viewing drive along the Sugar River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre, close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby Kopjes. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lions and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the Kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 3: Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater: Travel time: 4 hours (Distance: 145 km)
Early morning game drive as early as 0630am-0930am, this morning game drive offers you the best chance to capture early morning kills from the big 5. After exploring the park early morning head back for the main breakfast and then after the breakfast depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. Thereafter proceed to Ngorongoro arriving late afternoon where you will spend the next few hours on the rim of the crater. Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
After breakfast descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner.
- 4WD transportation while on Safari
- Game drives to and from the parks in specially designed (short or long base) 4WD Toyota Landcruisers with pop-up roofs (tops) to allow easy and proper wildlife viewing and photography.
- All park entrance and camping fees inclusive of 18% VAT
- Staff fees inclusive of 18% VAT
- Camping equipment and gear – tents, thick foam mattresses, pillows, table, chairs, eating kit and cooking utensils
- All meals while on Safari
- 3 litre water on a daily basis
- International airfares and departure taxes.
- All items of person nature such as telephone call, fax, email.
- Tips for a cook and driver – guide(s).
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Laundry services.
- Visa and International flight tickets fees.